Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. To count as synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance.
What is Synchronicity?
The term synchronicity is coined by Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) to express a concept that belongs to him. It is about acausal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena. This concept was inspired to him by a patient's case that was in situation of impasse in treatment. Her exaggerate rationalism (animus inflation) was holding her back from assimilating unconscious materials. One night, the patient dreamt a golden scarab - cetonia aurata. The next day, during the psychotherapy session, a real insect this time, hit against the Jung's cabinet window. Jung caught it and discovered surprisingly that it was a golden scarab; a very rare presence for that climate.
The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by their meaning. Since meaning is a complex mental construction, subject to conscious and subconscious influence, not every correlation in the grouping of events by meaning needs to have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.
The idea of synchronicity is that the conceptual relationship of minds, defined as the relationship between ideas, is intricately structured in its own logical way and gives rise to relationships that are not causal in nature. These relationships can manifest themselves as simultaneous occurrences that are meaningfully related—the cause and the effect occur together.
There is a common thread among you who call me friend, I see it manifest in your e-mail and blogs.
Whatever you do my friends; Hold on tight to your Dreams!
I knew that my friend Paula Khoo was suffering, not because she said so, but because I could feel it. Perhaps how we feel is very much dependent on mood of those we care about, even if you are half a world apart. So it would seem Paramount that for the sake of the collective, that I too, should hold tight to my dreams of a better world.
It is this time and this place that matter--not some other time or place. What matters is here and now--the people here and now.